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Anker Mars II Pro portable projector picture portfolio

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Geoffrey Morrison
Geoffrey Morrison is a writer/photographer about tech and travel for CNET, The New York Times, and other web and print publications. He's also the Editor-at-Large for The Wirecutter. He has written for Sound&Vision magazine, Home Theater magazine, and was the Editor-in-Chief of Home Entertainment magazine. He is NIST and ISF trained, and has a degree in Television/Radio from Ithaca College. His bestselling novel, Undersea, and its sequel, Undersea Atrophia, are available in paperback and digitally on Amazon. He spends most of the year as a digital nomad, living and working while traveling around the world. You can follow his travels at BaldNomad.com and on his YouTube channel.
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Nebula Mars II Pro by Anker

The Mars II Pro, part of the Nebula sub-brand of Anker, is a tiny portable projector.

For more info, check out our Anker Nebula Mars II Pro Review.

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Easy on and off

The Mars II Pro doesn't have an on button. Instead, slide down the integrated lens cover.

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Bright, for its size

Anker rates the II Pro at 500 lumens. I measured a bit less than that, but still in the ballpark.

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Strapping

The faux-leather strap feels better than you might expect for the price.

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Controls

The Bluetooth button is to convert the Mars II Pro into a Bluetooth speaker.

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Connections

Just one HDMI connection, which is fine for something this size. The USB lets you play files from a thumb drive or recharge your phone.

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Fans

Even LED light engines need airflow to stay cool. If you're close to the Mars II you'll hear it, but it's not loud.

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Side vents

The large side vents improve airflow, and also let out the sound from the dual 10-watt speakers. 

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Tripod mount

The Mars II sits find on its own, or you can mount it to a tripod.

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Remote

You can use the remote, but it's a bit easier to use the free app, available for both Android and iOS.

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Mars II Pro

For all the details on this $550 portable PJ, check out our Anker Nebula Mars II Pro Review

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